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August 15, 2013

Local teens travel to Prague for YMCA Europe Festival


In order to help fund this experience of a lifetime in Prague Czech Republic, all eight teens held several fundraising initiatives, including a car wash, Sweat for a Cause challenge, raffle calendar, penny wars and cookbooks sales. For more information or to donate to support future youth trips, please contact Kate Rozzi at 978-725-6681 ext. 130. You can also follow the teens’ experience in Prague on the Merrimack Valley YMCA facebook page: facebook.com/mvymca.

Lockhart returns to for NECC fundraiser

ANDOVER — There is still time to purchase tickets to see Keith Lockhart and Friends on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts at Andover High School in Andover. This event is presented by the Northern Essex Community College Foundation Inc., the Women of NECC and the NECC Alumni Association. Proceeds from this NECC signature event will benefit NECC’s Endowment Fund.

Lockhart will present a talk on composer Igor Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale,” illustrated by periodic interludes of music performed by a group of seven musicians. The 1918 theatrical Russian parable meant to be “read, played and danced” tells the tale of a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil for a book that predicts the future of the economy.

Lockhart became the 20th conductor of the Boston Pops in 1995, adding his artistic vision to the Pops tradition established by his predecessors John Williams and Arthur Fiedler.

This is a return visit to the Merrimack Valley for the 53-year-old New York native.

For tickets, which are $35 each, call the NECC Institutional Advancement events line at 978-556-3870 or visit www.mvarts.info.

For more information or to request communication access, visit www.necc.mass.edu/signature-event. Discounts are available for students and groups.

DiZoglio to meet with residents

HAVERHILL — State Rep. Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) will host an outdoor ice-cream social and movie night on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. on the basketball court at Presidential Gardens in Bradford. “The Presidential Gardens Neighborhood Association is committed to bringing its residents together in a community fashion,” said Cheryl Capodilupo, Presidential Gardens budget coordinator. “We appreciate the generosity of Representative Diana DiZoglio in supporting our endeavors.”

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